November 30, 2023

California wildfires

California Governor's Office
Proposed Calif. Budget Retains Climate, Energy Funding
In California, a predicted budget shortfall that grew $9 billion since January has not resulted in additional proposed cuts in climate and energy spending.
Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit
PG&E Can be Tried Again for Manslaughter
A judge said there is enough evidence to try PG&E on four manslaughter counts and other charges from the September 2020 Zogg Fire in Shasta County, Calif.
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PG&E Moves to Spin off Generation, Sell Minority Stake
PG&E asked the CPUC to approve a plan that would allow it to sell a stake in a new generation subsidiary, with proceeds to be used to fund capital investment.
Cal Fire
Utilities File Incident Reports in Latest California Wildfires
PG&E and Southern California Edison have filed incident reports with the California PUC related to the two largest wildfires burning in the state.
National Forest Service
PG&E Ends Probation as a ‘Menace to California,’ Judge Says
PG&E ended five years of probation, but the judge in charge of the case said the utility remains a danger to Californians in high fire-threat areas.
Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit
Judge Refrains from Adding Time to PG&E Probation
Federal prosecutors said they would not ask for an extension of PG&E's probation time based on California criminal charges.
PG&E Shuts off Power During Wind Storm but Limits PSPS
PG&E de-energized power lines in California as high winds and drought raised the risk of wildfires, but it was able to keep its latest PSPS more limited.
U.S. Forest Service/Lassen Natio
Dixie Fire Explodes, Burns Historic Town
A massive wildfire that Pacific Gas and Electric equipment is suspected of causing exploded overnight and destroyed the historic gold rush town of Greenville.
U.S. Forest Service/Lassen Natio
PG&E Faces New Criminal Charges, Wildfire Liability
PG&E said the Dixie Fire burning in Northern California could hurt its finances but denied it committed crimes in starting last year’s deadly Zogg Fire.
PG&E Proposes Undergrounding 10K Miles of Distribution
PG&E proposed burying 10,000 miles of distribution lines underground in high-threat fire areas of California.

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